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Writers / Artists: Bill White

Cartoon Loonacy #036


This issue contains a 15-page story by Brian Buniak that stars Bettie Page and his characters Apricot O'Toon & Babette Quark. It's kind of a talk-show format and features guest panels drawn by Kurt Schaffenberger, Bob Laughlin, Gary Fields, Howard Simpson, George Erling, Howard Bender and Mark Campos.

Other standouts include: TV Guide parody cover by Buniak and three pages of Gene Deitch illustrations from The Record Changer.

Characters appearing in art and comics include: Wolverine, Cap'n Crunch, Stan Lee, Howard the Duck, Joe Camel, Fred Hembeck, Bazooka Joe, Moebius' Arzach, Rocky Squirrel, Cathy, Flattop, Astro Boy, Kermit the Frog, Goofy, Superman, Kitz 'n' Katz, Krazy Kat, Mr. Natural, Joe Matt, Barney the Dinosaur, Beany & Cecil, the Cat in the Hat, Wile E. Coyote, Joe Tater, Bill Clinton, Jessica Rabbit, Dagwood Bumstead, Captain Haddock and Ren & Stimpy.

Fewer than 50 copies usually printed (probably more like 25).

Independent Comic Book Sampler, The #1


This was a two-volume minicomic series that spotlighted creators of independent comics with a half-page bio and one or two pages of art for each cartoonist (many drawn especially for this series).

There was also a numbered Limited Edition of 50 (green covers). Possibly a subset or a preliminary printing.

Characters appearing include Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Flaming Carrot, Cutey Bunny, the Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers, Panda Khan, Twilight Avenger, Mechthings, Trollords, Captain Confederacy, Captain Keen, Superswine and Zombie Boy.

A full-size comic version (with color covers) of this series was planned for June 1989 but I don't believe it was realized.

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